Computer Bowl X - Part 1
East meets West in this classic quiz show about computer trivia. East coast team: Seth Godin, Walt Mossberg, Ken Wasch, Mike Zisman, and Robert Ziff. West coast team: Marc Andreesen, Scott Cook, Bill Krause, Michael Slade, Denise Caruso. Guest questioner: John Ratzenberger. Host: Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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April 24, 2004
Quite entertaining, but rarely for the intended reasons...
This reminds me of when I used to work at our local Cable Access channel - to an experienced eye, the edits are painfully obvious, and you can see that they organised a half-hour of live event to fill a half hour of airtime, meaning they had no leeway to edit down the content for pace. If there had been fewer sponsors, there would just have been more footage of the host repeating what he just said in different words until he was happy with it...
So far, this sounds like a bad review. It isn't. I'm glad I watched this! John Ratzenburger is droll as ever, the questions are magnificently trivial and the only thing missing is a ten-player "Quake" playoff! (Who knows, that might happen in part two...) And I freely admit to being geeky enough that I was shouting some answers at the screen.